India History - The Rashtrakuta Empire, was a royal dynasty ruling large parts of the Indian Subcontinent between the sixth and the 10th centuries. The earliest known Rashtrakuta inscription is a 7th century copper plate grant that mentions their rule from Manpur in the Malwa region of modern Madhya Pradesh.
Its the Hoysala dynasty ! The king in the emblem is Sala ! Hoy in old kannada meant to strike hence the name Hoysala ! And it was King Vishnuvardhana who popularised the folklore. The picture above is the symbol of the Hoysalas at Belur in Karnataka ! And yes Halebidu 16 kms from Beluru was the regal capital of Hoyasala dynasty !